Now in old Quebec, this fountain sits just outside the government building and entrance to the old city. The only remaining walled city in North America, every time I mentioned to someone in Montreal we were coming here next, I got a big sign of envy - no kidding!
Parked within the confines of the Plains of Abraham, we use this quite modern building as our guide to our parking space. It is our solution to finding our car each night.
Here at the entrance to the Plains of Abraham, is the cross of remembrance. I was told that every city in Canada has one, although this is the first I've seen.
Here, the entrance to the walled city with it's cobble stone streets and many buildings built in the 1600's and still standing and being used!
The map showing the walled section of this very old city.
My back hurt enough just from driving in a modern car. Walking on cobble stones is no fun either, so we skipped the carriage ride, although they look so like fun.
The only picture I get of "Abraham" of the Plains of Abraham, on a brief shuttle-bus tour we take of this place.
Here, a tower which has been reconstructed of what used to be. The following shows the interior.
Adjacent to the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel. We learn that the word Quebec refers to the narrowing of the St. Lawrence Seaway, which makes a perfect place for fortification to protect what was for hundreds of years, considered New France.
Our lunch stop is in this little restaurant, where I enjoy the best mussels ever, complete with rice, fresh vegetables, coffee and strawberry short cake! A long walk is in order to work off these calories. Another church to enjoy and then the street scene.
I love the stone buildings and brightly colored doors. This is one awesome place.
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